Geoff emerick and the studio tock music as the

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Geoff Emerick and the Studio: Tock music as the expression of the “electric generation” o “Layering the cake” (George Martin’s expression): layer rhythms, instruments, and taped sounds onto the basic rhythm track of a song (so that MIXING becomes a key aspect of composing a song) o Surrealism: visual or aural montages that reflect a hyper-real or beyond the real world of dreams, fantasies, and messages from the unconscious o Automatism: writing poetry or music as an automatic reflex; trying to channel creative work and communicate it without th reationalizing or controlling function of the ego o Motown/ o Crossover between Avant-garde and Pop: had not happened before Men and Machines Reording Techniques on Revolver: o Sweater in bass drum o Bass drum microphones closer to drum o Sound put through Fairchild 600 valve limiters and compressors (reduces volume) o Artificial double tracking o Bass amplified according to Motown methods o Varispeed technique (vary speed of taped sounds) Leslie Rotating Speaker o Directional sound source is rotated at constant speed around a fixed pivotal point Taxman Here, There and Everywhere
o Paul sings like Marianne Faithfull o Typical Beatles song (reminiscent of beatlemania song with a psychedelic twist) 11/8/10 The Summer of Love, 1967 Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane, DOUBLE A SIDED single o Both well produced, couldn’t decide which would be a side and which would be the b side, so made both A Sgt. Pepper o Everything is exaggerated, crazy o Height of career at this point o They were huge forces in the music worlf Counterculture- a subculture that develops countering “the system”; countering established culture o Create alternative to dominant culture Monterey Pop Festival o Same month as Sgt. Pepper o FIRST festival tat brought together all of the faces of the youth movement (Hendrix, Beatles, Joplin, Grateful Dead, the Who, etc) Transcending genres- all not related by genre, but came together to support counterculture o Beatles draw souveneir book They weren’t there, but still center of the movement Once removed, not directly involved, but still at the center of the entire counterculture developing at this time The Counterculture o Paul was actually mainly involed in political activism o John got most of the credit for it But Paul wrote letters and did all sorts of things o Underground newspaper San Francisco Oracle, 1966 o Pop crosses over, starts to have value of classical music o “The Carival of Light Rave” an event held at the Roundhouse Theater 1/28 and 2/4, 1967 Beatles crossing over into avant-garde Wrote a 13 min avant-garde piece for the event Surrealism: Salvidor Dali
o Sg.t Pepper has huge surrealist influence o Lots of surrealism in the album- real vs. not real vs. fantasy vs.

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